Wednesday April 4

Today will be rainy this morning and a chance of showers this afternoon. Temperatures will fall to 27 degrees by the end of the day and a low of 21 overnight. Wind gusts could be as high as 50mph today. Slight chance of snow accumulation of an inch overnight.

This is a photo from my front porch Monday morning.  Beautiful, but most of us are ready for sun and warm weather.

Snowy Swanton, MD Near Deep Creek Lake April 2, 2018

I heard the St. Peter’s Senior Moments 50+ Group will be holding their monthly lunch get together at Pizza Hut in Oakland today at 1:00pm. All are welcome.

New advertiser, Jessica Fike Photography is holding a second shooter workshop this weekend. A chance for you hobbyists to see if there is an opportunity in wedding photography or see how to be better at second shooting.

Note our new events format! You can see a list of upcoming events or view all events in a calendar format.

The Town of Oakland is opening their new dog park on May 26th and they are soliciting donations.  While no donation is too small, donors of $1,500 get their name on a park bench! Contact Michelle Ross from City Hall at for more information.

GOBA also just announced their next meeting to be held at Oakland City Hall on April 17th at 6:00pm. The town of Oakland is also holding their Spring Clean the week of April 23rd where they urge all property owners to clear unnecessary debris and the town waives certain hauling fees.

According to the Baltimore Sun, officials from counties and towns across Maryland are pushing the General Assembly to change the laws governing the tax lien auction system to help combat blight. In cases where the debt exceeds the value of a property, the current system breaks down.

Calling all history buffs:  The lecture on Pershing and Marshall together in France by WVU professor Dr. Gerald Pops will be held at the Ruth Enlow Library in Oakland this evening from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Its free but call Bonnie at the library at 301.334.3996 to reserve your place.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), about 4.57 million people were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2017, and fatalities topped 40,000 for the third straight year. In Maryland, fatalities were up 7 percent year over year in 2017. Be safe!

Local vacation rental company, Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales celebrates their10th Anniversary!